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My Pixel 2 phone has this feature called Now Playing. It behaves like Shazam, the song identifying app, but it’s always on (you can turn it off). This passive listening displays the title and artist of any song it can identify so instead of having to ask someone I can just check my phone.

Recently I read a review of an add-on app that keeps this Now Listening data in a log. It also logs GPS data and timestamp, so you can know where and when you were when the song was identified.

I’ve been running this history app now for a few days and I’m amazed at how much music gets picked up. I have so much data now I really want to do something with it.

Looking for ideas.
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Updated: February 09, 2018 at 08:56AM

John Calderon

John is the author of the Quantum Xen blog. He does personal journal audio podcasts under the title Quantum Xen Audio in his free time. After Radio Broadcast School, he was a janitor and then a Web Services Technical Support Rep. He now consults and volunteers his time. Gamer, Wiccan Priest and Online Junkie, he enjoys 80's Music, Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies, Audiobooks and Podcasts. Zombies, Daleks and other Hordes are not a laughing matter. He is currently based under the shadow of Mt. Si in Twin Peaks country out in North Bend, Washington.

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